Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

re

play
noun \ˈrā\

Simple Definition of re

  • music : the second note of a musical scale

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of re

  1. :  the second tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

Examples of re in a sentence

  1. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti



Origin and Etymology of re

Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist


First Known Use: 14th century


2

re

play
preposition \ˈrā, ˈrē\

Simple Definition of re

  • : on the subject of : regarding or concerning

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of re

  1. :  with regard to :  in re

Origin and Etymology of re

Latin, abl. of res thing — more at real


First Known Use: 1707

Rhymes with re

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


Re

symbol

Definition of Re

  1. rhenium



Other Chemical Engineering Terms


re-

prefix

Simple Definition of re-

  • : again

  • : back to an original place, condition, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of re-

  1. 1 :  again :  anew <retell>

  2. 2 :  back :  backward <recall>

  1. reabsorption

  2. reaccelerate

  3. reaccept

  4. reaccession

  5. reacclimatize

  6. reaccredit

  7. reaccreditation

  8. reacquaint

  9. reacquire

  10. reacquisition

  11. reactivate

  12. reactivation

  13. readdress

  14. readjust

  15. readjustment

  16. readmission

  17. readmit

  18. readopt

  19. reaffirm

  20. reaffirmation

  21. reaffix

  22. reallocate

  23. reallocation

  24. reanalysis

  25. reanalyze

  26. reanimate

  27. reanimation

  28. reannex

  29. reannexation

  30. reappear

  31. reappearance

  32. reapplication

  33. reapply

  34. reappoint

  35. reappointment

  36. reappraisal

  37. reappraise

  38. reappropriate

  39. reapprove

  40. reargue

  41. reargument

  42. rearousal

  43. rearouse

  44. rearrange

  45. rearrangement

  46. rearrest

  47. rearticulate

  48. reascend

  49. reascent

  50. reassemblage

  51. reassemble

  52. reassembly

  53. reassert

  54. reassertion

  55. reassess

  56. reassessment

  57. reassign

  58. reassignment

  59. reassume

  60. reattach

  61. reattachment

  62. reattain

  63. reattempt

  64. reattribute

  65. reattribution

  66. reauthorization

  67. reauthorize

  68. reawaken

  69. rebait

  70. rebalance

  71. rebaptism

  72. rebaptize

  73. rebegin

  74. rebid

  75. rebind

  76. reblend

  77. rebloom

  78. reboard

  79. reboil

  80. rebook

  81. reboot

  82. rebore

  83. rebottle

  84. rebreed

  85. reburial

  86. rebury

  87. rebuy

  88. recalculate

  89. recalculation

  90. recalibrate

  91. recalibration

  92. recategorize

  93. recentralization

  94. recentrifuge

  95. recertification

  96. recertify

  97. rechallenge

  98. rechannel

  99. recharter

  100. recheck

  101. rechoreograph

  102. rechristen

  103. re–Christianize

  104. rechromatograph

  105. rechromatography

  106. recirculate

  107. recirculation

  108. reclad

  109. reclassification

  110. reclassify

  111. reclothe

  112. recock

  113. recodification

  114. recodify

  115. recolonization

  116. recolonize

  117. recolor

  118. recommence

  119. recommencement

  120. recommission

  121. recompilation

  122. recompile

  123. recomputation

  124. recompute

  125. reconceive

  126. reconcentrate

  127. reconcentration

  128. reconception

  129. reconceptualization

  130. reconceptualize

  131. recondense

  132. reconfiguration

  133. reconfigure

  134. reconnect

  135. reconnection

  136. reconquer

  137. reconquest

  138. reconsecrate

  139. reconsecration

  140. reconsolidate

  141. recontact

  142. recontaminate

  143. recontamination

  144. recontour

  145. reconvene

  146. reconversion

  147. reconvert

  148. reconvict

  149. reconviction

  150. reconvince

  151. recopy

  152. recork

  153. recross

  154. recultivate

  155. rededicate

  156. rededication

  157. redefect

  158. redeliver

  159. redelivery

  160. redeposit

  161. redetermination

  162. redetermine

  163. redigestion

  164. rediscover

  165. rediscovery

  166. rediscuss

  167. redisplay

  168. redispose

  169. redisposition

  170. redissolve

  171. redistill

  172. redistillation

  173. redivide

  174. redivision

  175. redon

  176. redraft

  177. redraw

  178. redream

  179. redrill

  180. redub

  181. reeligibility

  182. reeligible

  183. reemerge

  184. reemergence

  185. reemission

  186. reemit

  187. reemphasis

  188. reemphasize

  189. reemploy

  190. reemployment

  191. reencounter

  192. reendow

  193. reenergize

  194. reengage

  195. reengagement

  196. reengrave

  197. reenlist

  198. reenlistment

  199. reenroll

  200. reenthrone

  201. reenvision

  202. reequip

  203. reequipment

  204. reerect

  205. reescalate

  206. reescalation

  207. reestablish

  208. reestablishment

  209. reestimate

  210. reevaluate

  211. reevaluation

  212. reexamination

  213. reexamine

  214. reexperience

  215. reexplore

  216. reexport

  217. reexportation

  218. reexpose

  219. reexposure

  220. reexpress

  221. reface

  222. refeed

  223. refeel

  224. refight

  225. refile

  226. refind

  227. refire

  228. refix

  229. refloat

  230. refold

  231. reforge

  232. reformat

  233. reformulate

  234. reformulation

  235. refortification

  236. refortify

  237. refound

  238. refoundation

  239. reframe

  240. refreeze

  241. refry

  242. refurnish

  243. regain

  244. regather

  245. regear

  246. regild

  247. regive

  248. reglaze

  249. regrade

  250. regraft

  251. regrant

  252. regreen

  253. regrind

  254. regroom

  255. regroove

  256. regrowth

  257. rehandle

  258. rehang

  259. reharmonize

  260. reheat

  261. rehinge

  262. rehire

  263. rehospitalization

  264. rehospitalize

  265. rehumanize

  266. reidentify

  267. reignite

  268. reignition

  269. reimage

  270. reimmerse

  271. reimplant

  272. reimplantation

  273. reimport

  274. reimportation

  275. reimpose

  276. reimposition

  277. reincorporate

  278. reincorporation

  279. reindict

  280. reindictment

  281. reinfestation

  282. reinflate

  283. reinflation

  284. reinhabit

  285. reinitiate

  286. reinject

  287. reinjection

  288. reinjure

  289. reinjury

  290. reink

  291. reinnervate

  292. reinnervation

  293. reinoculate

  294. reinoculation

  295. reinsert

  296. reinsertion

  297. reinspect

  298. reinspection

  299. reinspire

  300. reinstall

  301. reinstallation

  302. reinstitute

  303. reinstitutionalization

  304. reinter

  305. reinterment

  306. reinterview

  307. reintroduce

  308. reintroduction

  309. reinvade

  310. reinvasion

  311. reinvestigate

  312. reinvestigation

  313. reinvigorate

  314. reinvigoration

  315. reinvigorator

  316. rejacket

  317. rejudge

  318. rejuggle

  319. rekey

  320. rekeyboard

  321. rekindle

  322. reknit

  323. relabel

  324. relacquer

  325. relandscape

  326. relaunch

  327. relearn

  328. relegitimize

  329. relend

  330. relicense

  331. relicensure

  332. relight

  333. relink

  334. reliquefy

  335. reload

  336. reloadable

  337. relock

  338. relook

  339. relubricate

  340. relubrication

  341. remarket

  342. remarriage

  343. remarry

  344. remate

  345. rematerialize

  346. remeasure

  347. remeasurement

  348. remeet

  349. remelt

  350. remerge

  351. remigration

  352. remilitarization

  353. remilitarize

  354. remobilization

  355. remobilize

  356. remoisten

  357. remold

  358. remonetization

  359. remonetize

  360. remotivate

  361. remotivation

  362. remythologize

  363. renail

  364. rename

  365. renationalization

  366. renationalize

  367. renest

  368. renumber

  369. reobserve

  370. reoccupation

  371. reoccupy

  372. reoccur

  373. reoccurrence

  374. reoil

  375. reoperate

  376. reoperation

  377. reorchestrate

  378. reorchestration

  379. reorient

  380. reorientate

  381. reorientation

  382. reoutfit

  383. reoxidation

  384. reoxidize

  385. reoxygenate

  386. reoxygenation

  387. repack

  388. repaint

  389. repark

  390. repatch

  391. repattern

  392. repave

  393. repeg

  394. repeople

  395. rephotograph

  396. rephrase

  397. replan

  398. replaster

  399. replate

  400. repledge

  401. replot

  402. replumb

  403. repolish

  404. repoll

  405. repopularize

  406. repopulate

  407. repopulation

  408. repot

  409. repressurize

  410. reprice

  411. reprivatization

  412. reprivatize

  413. reprovision

  414. repump

  415. repunctuation

  416. repurchase

  417. repurify

  418. rerack

  419. reraise

  420. reread

  421. rereading

  422. rerecord

  423. reregister

  424. reregistration

  425. reregulate

  426. reregulation

  427. rerelease

  428. rereview

  429. rerig

  430. reroll

  431. reroof

  432. reroute

  433. resail

  434. resample

  435. resaw

  436. reschool

  437. rescore

  438. rescreen

  439. resculpt

  440. reseal

  441. resealable

  442. reseason

  443. reseat

  444. resecure

  445. resee

  446. resegregate

  447. resegregation

  448. resell

  449. reseller

  450. resensitize

  451. resentence

  452. reservice

  453. resettle

  454. resettlement

  455. resew

  456. reshingle

  457. reshoe

  458. reshoot

  459. reshow

  460. resight

  461. resilver

  462. resite

  463. resize

  464. reslate

  465. resoak

  466. resocialization

  467. resocialize

  468. resod

  469. resolder

  470. resole

  471. resolidification

  472. resolidify

  473. resow

  474. respool

  475. respot

  476. respray

  477. resprout

  478. restabilize

  479. restack

  480. restage

  481. restamp

  482. restimulate

  483. restimulation

  484. restock

  485. restoke

  486. restrengthen

  487. restress

  488. restudy

  489. restuff

  490. restyle

  491. resubmission

  492. resubmit

  493. resummon

  494. resupply

  495. resurvey

  496. resuspend

  497. resuspension

  498. resynthesis

  499. resynthesize

  500. retackle

  501. retag

  502. retarget

  503. retaste

  504. reteach

  505. reteam

  506. retest

  507. retexture

  508. retheorization

  509. retheorize

  510. rethread

  511. retie

  512. retighten

  513. retile

  514. retime

  515. retrace

  516. retransfer

  517. retransform

  518. retransformation

  519. retransmission

  520. retransmit

  521. retry

  522. retune

  523. retype

  524. reunification

  525. reunify

  526. reupholster

  527. reutilization

  528. reutilize

  529. revaccinate

  530. revaccination

  531. revalidate

  532. revalidation

  533. revalorization

  534. revalorize

  535. revictimize

  536. revictual

  537. revisualization

  538. revote

  539. rewarm

  540. rewash

  541. reweave

  542. reweigh

  543. rewet

  544. rewire

  545. rewrap

  546. rezone

Origin and Etymology of re-

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin re-, red- back, again, against


RE Defined for Kids

re

play
noun \ˈrā\

Definition of re for Students

  1. :  the second note of the musical scale




re-

prefix

Definition of re- for Students

  1. 1 :  again <refill>

  2. 2 :  back :  backward <recall>




Medical Dictionary

Re

symbol

Medical Definition of Re

  1. rhenium




Law Dictionary

re

play
preposition \ˈrā, ˈrē\

Legal Definition of re

  1. :  with regard to :  in re



Origin and Etymology of re

Latin, ablative of res thing


re-

prefix

Legal Definition of re-

  1. 1 :  again :  anew <reinvest>

  2. 2 :  back :  backward <reconvey>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up re? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

megillah rebellion interruption torrent
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ